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Works Constitution Act: Introduction (WoCo 1)
In order to represent the interests of employees consistently and effectively, the works council must be clear about its tasks and duties and be aware of and use the legal options available to it. The appropriate tool for this is the Works Constitution Act (WCA): It is the most important legal foundation for the works council's work and forms the basis for dealing with the many tasks and possibilities.
In this training you can learn the essential legal basis for your work by dealing with the legal texts in a practical way and also acquire knowledge and skills for the practical implementation of your tasks and plans. After all, you should not only know the relevant legal provisions but also be able to apply them in order to competently represent the interests of your co-workers. In this way, existing problems can be solved and working conditions can be shaped.
Therefore, a special focus of the training is on the Works Constitution Act and how to apply it in your day-to-day work as a works council member. This way you are guaranteed to quickly find your way around in your new job!
The training’s content in keywords:
- The classification of the Works Constitution Act in the German legal system
- General duties of the works council (Section 80 WCA)
- Decision-making and conduct of business of the works council
- Works council activities: The most important laws and commentaries
- The correct use of legal commentaries
- Ranking and structure of legal sources
- Tips on ways of gathering and providing information
- Scope of rights to participation and possible ways of enforcing them
ZielgruppeWorks council members
TeilnahmevoraussetzungenThis training course is the first one of the basic qualification series.
FreistellungSection 37 Article 6 Works Constitution Act
Bewertung97,2% unserer Teilnehmer*innen bewerten dieses Seminar mit „sehr gut/gut“.
Brief description of the historical development of the Works Constitution Act (German: Betriebsverfassungsgesetz, BetrVG) and co-determination
Classification of the Works Constitution ACT (WCA) in the German legal system
Sources of labour law (classification of rules)
Dealing with laws and commentaries
Definition and meaning of legal terms in the WCA
Role and position of the works council
General duties of the works council according to Section 80 WCA
Employer's obligation to inform the works council according to the WCA
Conduct of business of the works council, including:
- Form and content of invitations to meetings
- Requirements to the agenda
- Decision-making of the works council
Release from work duties and necessity of the works council’s work according to Section 37 Article 2 WCA
Overview: Strength and scope of the works council’s rights to participation according to the WCA
Ways of enforcing the works council’s rights (conciliation committee, labour court)
Information policy of the works council towards the employees:
- Consultation hours
- Works meeting (assembly)
- Ways and possibilities of public relations work
Cooperation of the works council with internal and external players (e.g. trade unions, experts, other works council bodies, etc.)
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